Odonata Research LLC

Odonata Research LLC

Odonata Research LLC

Aerospace Engineering Services


FAA Aircraft Certification

Odonata Research LLC possesses the expertise to support obtaining a Type Certificate(TC) for a new aircraft, an Amended Type Certificate(ATC) for modifications to an existing aircraft, and a Supplemental Type Certificate(STC) to enhance an aircraft. We have demonstrated the necessary technical competence and knowledge of the pertinent regulations and certification procedures to make certain findings for the FAA as a DER in the following areas.

  • 14 CFR Part 23 Dynamic Analysis
    (2A Structures - General)
  • 14 CFR Part 23 Flutter/Ground Vibration
    (5A Structures - General)
  • 14 CFR Part 25 Dynamic Analysis
    (2A Structures - General)
  • 14 CFR Part 25 Flutter/Ground Vibration
    (5A Structures - General)

Analysis and Testing

Odonata Research LLC is proficient at performing aeroelastic and loads analysis of aircraft using MSC Nastran, Zona ZAERO, and customer proprietary software. We also have experience performing linear and nonlinear finite element analyses (FEA) in ANSYS.

  • Aeroelastic analysis of aircraft
  • Loads analysis of aircraft
  • Linear and nonlinear analysis of composite structures

Engineering Software Development

Odonata Research LLC is actively engaged in engineering software development to create computational tools that enable engineers to utilize the full potential of computing resources. Expertise is primarily in developing novel engineering analyses and in automating pre and post-processing of engineering data. The software is primarily offered as custom processing and analysis tools per client request.

  • Python
  • Fortran
  • Matlab
  • ANSI Common Lisp


Thomas M. Hermann has a strong background in aeroelastic analysis of aerospace structures with proficiency in multiple commercial packages. He has performed structural dynamic, aeroelastic, and dynamic loads analysis of aircraft ranging from twin turboprop, carrier based, AEW aircraft to a twin turbofan transport and business jets utilizing both customer proprietary and Nastran aeroelastic models. In addition, he performed composite laminate design, testing and analysis with application directed at wind turbine blades. In the course of all of these tasks, he acquired software development skills in several languages including Python, Fortran, Matlab, and Common Lisp.

His career objective is to improve engineering productivity through proper application of state-of-the-art methodology, analyses, and software.